Client facing her second DUI charge within less than 10 years. Refused breath test, but open container of alcohol, marijuana and a pipe found in car after her arrest. State originally offered 120 days in jail, a year license suspension with no work permit, doubled fines, doubled probation, doubled community service hours and a 2-year ignition interlock device.
Result: Required client to attend an Intensive Outpatient Program with Transitions, Inc., a well-respected treatment facility. She completed 5 weeks of intensive treatment and over 50 AA meetings. State agreed to reduce penalties in half, allowing client to obtain a driving permit after 6 months, with no jail.